--Both markets were yesterday well supplied with vegetables of all kinds, but there was no perceptible abatement in the figures asked.
Can there be any reasonable excuse for these exorbitant prices?--Surely it costs no more to raise vegetables now than formerly, and the fact that sugar, coffee, and clothing are so high cannot be considered as sufficient to justify the heavy rise in market stuffs.
Instances have come to the knowledge of the writer where honest farmers have brought poultry and vegetables to the city with the intention of disposing of them upon reasonable terms, but before the hour for commencing operations they have been waited on by the professional market swindlers and by threats and otherwise made to elevate their prices to the standard of the regular market extortioner.
Some steps should be taken to rid these necessary marts of many of the reckless vagabonds who are permitted to occupy stands in them, and let none be permitted to trade there who are not worthy and respectable citizens of the State
we would again remind our readers that no market will be held to-morrow, as it is the day set aside by the President
of the Confederacy
for fasting and prayer.
It is a day which should generally be observed.